Featured Member Benefit
Exclusive Discount on Ads in the Glendale@Play Magazine
The Glendale@Play magazine has recently announced that it will be offering an exclusive discount to members of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce on advertising space in their publication. Glendale Chamber members will receive a 15% discount on all purchased ad space. To purchase space in this family and youth directed publication, contact Bea Lueck at  Bea@roxco.com.

Featured Stories
Pro tips for Arizona employers to provide
paid sick leave starting July 1

On Nov. 8, 2016, Arizona voters enacted Proposition 206: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, increasing the minimum wage and requiring virtually all employers to provide paid sick leave to their part-time and full-time employees. The paid sick leave portion of the Act goes into effect on July 1, 2017.

Here are the top ten things businesses need to know to comply with the Act’s requirement to provide paid sick leave starting July 1, 2017.

  1. The Act covers all employees, including part-time, full-time, seasonal and temporary employees.

  2. Beginning on July 1, 2017, all employees must accrue paid sick leave at a rate of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. This is the minimum required to comply with the Act. For employers with 15 or more employees, their employees must be able to accrue 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. For employers with fewer than 15 employees, their employees must be able to accrue 24 hours of paid sick leave per year.

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Glendale City Council Approves
$450 Million Investment In City

"Signaling the continued positive momentum in Glendale, the Glendale City Council has approved the $450 million dollar master planned community, StoneHaven, which represents the first major master planned community in the city in more than a decade.

StoneHaven is a 395 acre residential and retail project that will be located near 91st Avenue and Camelback Road. It will bring more than 1,300 new single family homes to the area. The project calls for a new grocery store anchored retail and restaurants. StoneHaven will also bring new revenue to the City of Glendale; $49 million according to an independent study.

Two iconic names are behind the project, Pulte Homes and John F. Long Properties.

StoneHaven has enjoyed widespread support including endorsements from Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, The Glendale Star, the Arizona Rock Products Association, and the more than 1,600 residents and businesses that have signed petitions in support of the project, including many in nearby Westgate.

Jim Miller, Director of Real Estate for John F. Long Properties, said, “We are proud to continue our investment in Glendale and helping to drive its renewed momentum. As business and opportunities continue to grow in Glendale, its new residents will need places to live and shop.”

In a recent editorial in the Glendale Star, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers said, “We should consider ourselves fortunate that we also have business leaders who stuck it out during hard times and are now prepared to invest in our future. We need to respond with the enthusiasm that such an offer deserves. By embracing projects like StoneHaven, we can make Glendale the very best it can be.”

Tools for Business
Healthy local businesses are essential to a healthy community. Click here for links  to resources to help your business be more successful. The second button helps you be visible to your local community. And finally, the third button has links that you can use to support other local businesses.

Why Buy Locally? Research shows that

  • For every $100 spent in local, independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures.
  • If you spend the same in national stores, $43 stays locally.
  • If you spend the same on the Internet, $0 stays locally.
Support local businesses!
Thank You to Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Ambassador Committee
A message from one of our Ambassadors:

"I’ve been a salon owner and Chamber member since 2003. Being part of the Chamber of Commerce is a great way to plug into the community around me and find the essential resources I need to ensure success in my business. As an ambassador, I love the opportunities it brings to meet other business professionals and particularly small business entrepeuners. I look for ways to help them utilize the Chamber benefits they will enjoy and will increase their business."

- Carrie Vogelsan, Carrie's Salon
Member Since December 2014

Military & Veterans Affairs Committee
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee wants to ensure you stay up-to-date on news affecting our Military and Vetrans. Be sure to check out our monthly eNewsletter.

Downtown Glendale
The Glendale Chamber is Hiring for
Director of Downtown Development
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is hiring for Director of Downtown Development! Interested candidates are welcome to send their resume to Robert Heidt at rheidt@glendaleazchamber.org.

City of Glendale - Featured Story
No fee for Glendale businesses to Apply for City Festivals

The city of Glendale has recently released the applications for its signature events festival vendor slots. This year the city has also announced that the application fee for all Glendale businesses will be waived in a show of support for local businesses. 

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Economic Development - Featured Story
A New Resource for Glendale Businesses

The Glendale Office of Economic Development focuses on five key pillars: Business Attraction, Business Retention and Expansion, Redevelopment, Business Assistance and Special Projects.

A new resource that will soon be available for Glendale businesses this Spring is the Glendale Innovation Development and Entrepreneurial Assistance (IDEA) Center. Located at the Glendale Main Library at 5959 W Brown Ave, the IDEA Center is a place for business owners to connect and collaborate. The IDEA Center is free and will be open during regular library hours. Services include computers, a 3D printer and fully equipped media lab. Classes and seminars will be held at the IDEA Center including ASU Start Up School and mentoring by SCORE.

Education and Workforce News
  • President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order for apprenticeship expansion. The National Skills Coalition offered an analysis of the executive order and the newly established Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion here.

  • New Hampshire ranked 1 in The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 Kids Count Data Book, which ranks each state on childhood well-being. States receive rankings on factors related to poverty, secure parental employment, health, reading proficiency, etc. The data book is accompanied by an array of tools including data visuals, state dashboards, indicator definitions and more.

  • The UpSkilling Playbook, developed by UpSkill America at the Aspen Institute, is a new tool for employers interested in policies and practices to educate, train and develop frontline workers. The playbook highlights examples of employers modeling upskilling strategies and advises on how to implement those practices.

  • A new report from the George Washington University’s Center on Education Policy connects deeper learning to workforce success. The report links the knowledge, skills, abilities and work styles required for a diverse sample of 300 occupations to deeper learning competencies.

Thank You to Our Gold Level Investors
Mayor's Business of the Week

"Business of the Week is a program I initiated to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit in Glendale."

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to the Dignity Health St. Joseph's Westgate for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week! 

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Member News
Phoenix Children's Hospital Needs our Help

Phoenix Children's Hospital is an important member of the community in the West Valley, as they serve thousands of our children every year. Currently, however, the hospital is serving more families than it was originally built to serve. The hospital needs more space to properly care for all the children who come through their doors. They are raising funds for a hospital expansion, and Toyota has generously offered to match donations. 

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Support Pendergast School District
and Showcase your Business

 There is no better time to support education and form a mutually beneficial partnership with PESD than NOW!With school starting for the 2017-18 year, we have the opportunity to create a BUZZ with our PESD Kick-off event on July 27, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Palm Valley Church located at 431 N. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.

How can you be involved in this amazing event? We have opportunities designed to highlight your business as well as supporting our 1,300 staff members and the PESD who support your businesses and organizations.

· Opportunity to support a table & advertise your business or organization - host a table at the kick-off event - cost $250/table

· Gift items needed for giveaways and door prizes

· Promotional items needed to fill 1,300 staff appreciation bags

Pedestrian Tunnel at the Phoenix Raceway

As the Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar begins to take shape, the construction crew is digging into the fan experience with the excavation of the new pedestrian tunnel. 

The pedestrian-only tunnel will provide quick and easy access to one of the centerpieces of the $178 million modernization project – a premium Fan Zone. The tunnel (located near current Turn 2), will take fans from the DC Solar Power Pavilion directly under the newly-constructed Allison Grandstand extension to the Fan Zone area on the infield.  

Join us for a book signing! 

Eileen Deer of Peverini Customer Floral Design has recently authored and released a book about the story of her Grandfather. In celebration, the Glendale Chamber will be hosting a book signing in the BNC National Bank Confrence room at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce on July 26th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided and copies of Eileen's book will be available for sale. 

Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Roundtable 
Join Glendale area small business owners on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 1 p.m. for a Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Roundtable at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. This roundtable is a unique opportunity to share your concerns about federal regulatory challenges your business is facing directly with the SBA’s National Ombudsman and representatives from SBA and other federal agencies.

When: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
5800 West Glenn Drive, Suite 275, Glendale AZ 85301

Summer Schedule Released
The Arizona Coyotes announced the Coyotes schedule for the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.

Official Chamber Airline Sponsor
In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 54,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest proudly operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.
Global Speaker Series
Don't Miss Out on Chamber Events

Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!

Friday, July 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5819 W. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301

$15 – until June 30th
$20 – until July 7th
$25 – until July 14th 

Come join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for an evening of laughs and fun at Cuff Restaurant! Two stand-up comics will be performing for chamber members during the evening and will be sure to leave everyone in stitches. This will be an open-seating event with a cash bar. Space is limited, so save your spot today!

*Must Register to Attend
*Space is Limited!
*There is a two - item minimum per-person

Benefiting  ASU

Friday, September 15, 2017
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
451 N. Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Single Golfer - $115
Sponsor an ASU Student - $115
Tee Hole Sponsor - $175
Foursome & Tee Hole Sponsor - $585
Foursome - $460

This event will feature:
  • Hole-In-One Prizes
  • Closest to The Pin Prizes
  • Putting Contest 
  • Raffle
  • Lunch
  • Over 100 Players
  • Player Goodie Bags
  • And Much More!

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Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Advance Auto Parts

Invite the Chamber out for a ribbon cutting ceremony for your business. The Chamber team along with City Council members and various other members will come out to show their support. You'll also get photos of your business and the event featured on our Facebook page, website and more. 

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*This list is based off of the last email that was deployed, dates & times are subject to change
Events Calendar

Click here to view our online events calendar where you see upcoming chamber events and member events.

You can even feature your own company events by clicking "Submit Events" proceed to login to your chamber account and follow the step by step instructions.

Glendale Chamber of Commerce
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275, Glendale, AZ 85301